Sometimes, the answers to your skin’s needs are right in your kitchen. Learn how to use homemade facials to emphasize the beauty of your skin using different natural ingredients, and you’ll definitely prolong the beauty of your complexion without spending a lot of money!
You don’t have to spend large amount of money to maintain your skin looking fabulous, as fortunately nature provides us with everything we need. Natural ingredients don’t contain harmful chemicals which could end up irritating your skin and in the end they do more damage than good. Plus, natural ingredients are usually right in your kitchen, so you can use them whenever you wish.
There are a variety of recipes which use ingredients with different properties, so your skin can receive exactly what it needs, this is why you need to adapt to the needs of your skin type. We have put together some quick, easy and helpful homemade facials which can definitely make your skin look and feel amazing.
Eggs and honey
Egg based facials are a perfect match for all types of complexions, so go to your fridge and prepare a nourishing and gently exfoliating mask using eggs and honey. Mix one egg yolk with one tablespoon of honey until you get a soft paste and apply it with your fingers on your skin, avoiding the area surrounding the eyes. Use the finger pads to gently, but rapidly massage it onto your skin. The mixture will become sticky and this way you’ll remove some of the dead skin cells which cover your skin while moisturizing it. Once the mixture turns sticky, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Your skin will feel and look softer.
Believe it or not, water can be a quick remedy for tired looking skin, but not just any type of water. Cold water is the perfect way to reinvigorate a tired looking complexion, so splash cold water on your skin to stimulate blood circulation and obtain a much healthier look.
Avocado and cream
Avocados are great for your skin, so use them to gently and naturally exfoliate your skin. Take the seed out of an avocado and grate it in fine pieces. Mix the fine seed with a little bit of cream and polish your skin with the mixture. If you’re out of cream, you can use yogurt or crushed avocado pulp instead. Rinse your skin with water once you’ve exfoliated.
Cucumber and thyme
These two ingredients have amazing anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, thus can help make a perfect soothing mask for red, irritated skin. Place a small cucumber in the blender and add a few fresh thyme leaves into the mixture. Apply the mixture on the skin, avoiding the eyes and let it work for about 10 minutes. Rinse the mask off using cold water.
Papaya for acne skin
Papaya is a fruit which contains papain, an enzyme which gently dissolves dead skin cells, softens and whitens the skin. Papaya juice also helps treat swollen acne and prevents their infection, this is why papaya is a perfect ingredient to help exfoliate and treat acne skin. Exfoliating this type of complexion with abrasive products is a definite no-no as they might damage the swollen pimples and cause redness and even infections. Mash a papaya pulp in the blender and apply it on your skin for about 10 to 15 minutes, avoiding the area surrounding the eyes. Afterwards, rinse it off using lukewarm water.
TIP! Before applying any homemade facial onto your skin, make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.